KNOXVILLE, TN - 2019.09.14 - Tennessee vs. Chattanooga

KNOXVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 14, 2019 - Place kicker Brent Cimaglia #42 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the game between the Chattanooga Mocs and the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN. Photo By Caleb Jones/Tennessee Athletics

Five Tennessee Vol football players were recognized over the last two days with All-SEC honors.

On Monday, offensive lineman Trey Smith and safety Nigel Warrior were named to the AP All-SEC first team, while Smith, Warrior, Daniel Bituli, receiver/return specialist Marquez Callaway and kicker Brent Cimaglia were named to the coaches All-SEC team.

Smith started 11 games for Tennessee, anchoring a line that allowed just 20 sacks all season.

Warrior started all 12 games for UT, tallying 68 tackles, four interceptions and seven passes defensed. He was the Vols second-leading tackler and he had the second-most interceptions in the SEC.

Bituli led UT with 80 tackles – his third straight year as the team’s leading tackler, despite missing the first two games of 2019 -- and was second on the team with three sacks. He also had four passes defenses, a forced fumble and fumble recovery.

Callaway was chosen as a kick returner, averaging 15 yards per punt return with a touchdown – a 65 yarder against South Carolina. He also returned two kickoffs, averaging 18.5 yards per return.

Cimaglia, a Page High School alum, made 20 of his 24 field goals (83.3 percent), accounting for 93 total points. He went 2-for-2 on field goals of 50 yards or more with a long of 53 yards and he was perfect from inside the 30-yard line. 

This post originally ran in our sister publication, the Nashville Post. 

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